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GSMNP: when mama was the doctor
Stories about women of the Smokies who served their families and communities as midwives and healers during the mid-1800s into the 1920s, skilled and dedicated women who left their homes in the dark of night, in cold, rain or snow on missions of mercy in the hills and hollows of Great Smoky Mountains. Stories of the courage and ingenuity of "doctor women" and how they made a difference by providing comfort, relieving suffering, giving hope where there was none. Stories told through photos and videotaped personal interviews.